CTH Membership

As a CTH Member you are part of a worldwide network of tourism, hospitality, travel and catering professionals. CTH Student Members wear their badges of membership with pride and with a determination to deliver excellence in their field. And, once graduated, CTH studies have the option of progressing to professional Membership with a leading industry membership body.


Grades of Membership

Student Members

Student Membership is given free of charge for all students that are studying for a CTH qualification. Student Membership gives students access to CTH’s Membership website (CTH Members) and have access to text books, industry articles as well as other study materials. Student Members are also able to create discussion groups and access jobs section in the website.

Professional Membership

CTH is a qualifications Awarding Organisation dedicated to helping students prepare for their careers. It is not a Career Membership Organisation. CTH therefore encourages its graduating students to apply for on-going Membership of the appropriate Career Membership bodies for our sector:

  • For Hospitality & Culinary students – The Institute of Hospitality has a very close relationship with CTH and Membership offers the chance to network within an international body with more than 6,000 Members in senior career position worldwide.
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  • For Travel & Tourism students – The Institute of Travel & Tourism offers similar opportunities within its own specialist niche.
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Honorary Fellow (FCTH)

Honorary Fellowships are awarded by the invitation of CTH’s Academic Council to recognise outstanding contribution towards our industry and CTH.

Honorary Fellows are eligible to use post-nominals, FCTH after their name.

Some great reasons to be an active CTH Student Member


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To keep in touch with developments in the industry.

The industry is always changing as technological developments and social changes alter the business environment. Let CTH help you keep ahead of trends and new ideas!

For networking opportunities with your industry peers.

CTH Membership offers access to a range of global networking opportunities, from formal regional 'Chairman's Dinners' to more informal peer-to-peer or intra-employer liaison.

To not miss out on valuable training options.

As a CTH Member you'll get first news of up-coming training opportunities to enhance your skill-set and keep you well qualified for new career opportunities in the sector.

For unlimited access to CTH's E-library.

What better way than to have the latest academic information at your finger tips. The CTH E-library has over 200 industry specific texts when every and where ever you need them.

To share your knowledge and skills with others.

As a properly qualified industry practitioner you have skills and knowledge that others would envy. As an active CTH Member you can help others by sharing your knowledge.

For global recognition as an industry professional.

As a CTH Member you are part of an exclusive professional 'club', membership of which automatically signifies your status as a trained practitioner in your field.

For access to a dynamic CTH Members online social network

The CTH Member website provides a great social network facility for chat, exchange of ideas and forum-based discussion across the entire hospitality, tourism, travel and catering sectors.

For free access to the CTH job Portal for career vacancies.

Members who are looking to move on up have exclusive rights to view and apply for the latest vacancies, posted by our partners and members.